It is essential to use the appropriate spacing when placing your fence posts in concrete. This guide will help you do just that, whether you are putting in a completely new fence or simply performing repairs on an existing one.
Generally, a spacing of 8 feet is appropriate for a regular fence; however, if your fence is of an alternative design like a chain-link type, then you may need to increase or decrease the intervals between posts.
Ensuring Your Fence Posts Remain Secure with Concrete.
Insert a solid picket into the ground to securely mark the boundary of the fence.
Secure a length of cord to the stake and extend it along the entirety of the boundary fence.
Spanning 8-foot spans, measure the gap between the string and ground using a measuring tape. Mark these spaces with stakes to denote the segments.
Adhering to the marked intervals, excavate holes that plunge down two feet.
With the wheelbarrow bearing the ingredients, combine the concrete per the manufacturer’s guidelines to make a thoroughly mixed composition.
Insert around 5 centimetres of concrete into each hole, filling it nearly up to the top.
To ensure stability, place a fence post in each hole and adjust it so that it is perfectly level.
After scooping dirt out of the hole, carefully pour concrete into it until it is level with the surrounding ground.
For each of the remaining posts, simply repeat the prior actions – positioning, securing, leveling, and measuring – thereby ensuring uniformity and a successful fence construction.
For the best results, let your newly-poured concrete take it’s time and rest for a full day before affixing the fence panels.
Post time: 2023-06-20